So I went paddling on the 23rd of December.
Yup. Uh-huh. True story.
This is Es Trenc, one of Mallorca’s most beautiful beaches.
In Summer, the place is usually rammed with locals and tourists, but in Winter, the teeny tiny village is pretty deserted.
My best friends, Lucia, Ana and I, took a trip down there while I was home last week and we had the beach pretty much to ourselves (except for the occasional horse-rider, jogger or naked man…)
It was a gorgeous day for taking photos: warm, sunny and perfectly blue-skied.
The sand was white and powdery, the water was crystal clear and, well… see for yourselves!
I’d taken my coat with me in case it was chilly, and couldn’t resist getting Ana to take some OOTD shots!
This is the divine ASOS Camel Coat that I haven’t stopped talking about in weeks and I’ve worn it pretty much every day since it arrived on my doorstep.
It’s kind of like an oversized blazer and is so incredibly comfortable. It goes with everything and is especially great for just throwing over ripped jeans (New Look) and a jumper (Primark), like this, to just pull the whole outfit together.
I’m also a massive fan of my new leopard print slipper shoes (New Look).
Aren’t they purrrrdy? (geddit? purr! leopard! OK shutting up now…)
The first time I wore these, they literally shredded the back of my heels in all of 2 minutes.
Not much fun.
But I got to work with some Vaseline and a nail file and I’m SO glad I didn’t give up on them!
It’s taken me a few of weeks to break them in but they’re one of my comfiest pairs now.
It was an absolute gorgeous morning, and we finished it off by going out to lunch at a restaurant in Villafranca called El Cruce.
They do fantastic local specialties with super fast service and reeeeeally delicious food.
We started with HUGE portions of snails with allioli, arroz brut (a sort of rice soup) and sopes mallorquines (a bread and vegetable based soup).
For mains we went for frito mallorquin (our Spanish equivalent of stirfry!) and perfectly cooked pork steaks and lamb chops with fried potatoes and salad.
And we finished off with coffees and a crema catalana (creme brulee) to share.
I wish I could show you photos, but I don’t have any. Because (basically) it was all so good, and we were so hungry by that point, that I just forgot.
Whoops! Bad blogger. Bad. *slap on the wrist*
It was all SUCH good quality food, and so incredibly cheap as well!
We each had two courses, and we also got two courses to takeaway for Lucia’s brothers, and the WHOLE bill (including water, bread and olives) came to just over €40.
Which is about £35.
For five two-course meals, plus extras.
Have you ever been to Es Trenc? :)
If not, I really recommend hiring a car next time you’re in Mallorca and making the journey.
It’s SO worth it!